Hello and welcome back to the second Penguin Palace Challenge! Candice here, and I’m so excited to be sharing inspiration for this month’s theme: Birthday! Don’t forget to link your birthday themed projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!
I created two projects, both using the Made You A Cake Stand-Alone Die in different ways! For my first card, I used Heavyweight Premium Cardstock and cut the cake out of some Cotton Candy and the candle flames out of Citrus Cooler. The “icing” was cut out of some DIY glitter paper I had in my stash (what do I mean by DIY glitter paper? I found a very dry glitter paste in my stash and didn’t want to waste it, so I tried to spread what I could onto cardstock so I could die cut from it later or, at the very least, use it as a sparkly background!)
Before I adhered each of the pieces together I used my Copics to add some shading to the cake and candles. On my card base, I used the Kaleidoscope Stencils 360°™ and blended some light pink die ink through only one “arm” of the stencil. To finish off the card, I adhered the cake down to the center of the card, and added some Nuvo drops!
For my second card, I used the largest rectangle from the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab Stand Alone Die and did some partial die cutting to create a 3 1/3″ x 5 1/4″ panel. I used Heavyweight Premium Cardstock and cut the cake out of White-Sand Beach, the icing out of Electric Blue, the candles out of Apple Green, and the candle flames out of Citrus Cooler.
Before adhering all the different pieces together, I cut the main cake piece in half (right between the layers). I used the smallest track die from the Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab Stand Alone Die to cut a small slit behind where the bottom cake layer would sit on the card panel. I put foam tape around the sides and bottom of the bottom cake layer (as pictured) to ensure there was room for the top layer to hide behind. I assembled the pull tab and adhered the top of the cake to it, that way when the tab is pulled, it lifts the top layer of the cake out of the bottom!
I adhered fun foam behind the panel (leaving room for the pull tab arm) and adhered it to a 4″ x 5 3/4″ card base. Lastly, I stamped the “Happy Birthday Eh!” sentiment from Bond with Nature Canada to finish off the card.
We always love to see your creations and would be thrilled for you to join us in this month’s challenge! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme (birthday) to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.
This month’s challenge runs until June 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on June 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!
Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!